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The Book and the Sword

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The Book and the Sword A visit with OTS’ Hadas soldiers serving in top-secret Intelligence roles provides a VIP group from the USA with a glimpse into the challenges and the rewards of being a religious IDF soldier “Serving in the Intelligence Corps is like having a backstage pass to the inner workings of the …

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“Everyone has something to contribute”

“Everyone has something to contribute” Naftali Stubin, a participant of the unique educational program in Israel for students with special needs wins Outstanding Soldier award. Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/19  In a moving ceremony that took place last week at the Etzion regional brigade base, 23-year-old Naftali Stubin of Passaic, New Jersey, received the Outstanding Soldier award …

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OTS Derech Avot alumnus Honored with President’s Award

Sergeant Asher Katz

Congratulations to OTS alumnus Sergeant Asher Katz upon being one of 120 outstanding IDF soldiers to be awarded the President’s Certificate of Excellence on Yom Haatzmaut 2019 Upon graduating from OTS’s Derech Avot High School, Katz enlisted in the Kfir Infantry Brigade and served in the Charuv (Carob) special operations reconnaissance unit. During the course …

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Midreshet Lindenbaum Alumna Receives Top Honor

1st Lieutenant Y

“רבות בנות עשו חיל ואת עלית על כולנה” Congratulations to First Lieutenant Y on being one of the 120 outstanding IDF soldiers to receive this year’s President’s Award for Excellence! A graduate of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Hadas Torah/Army Program (whose name was not authorized for publication), received her award from Israeli President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin and IDF …

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Neveh Shmuel Ranked Among Top 10

Alumni of Neveh Shmuel in the IDF

Ohr Torah Stone’s Yeshivat Neveh Shmuel, in Memory of Samuel Pinchas Ehrman was ranked this morning amongst the top ten schools in the country in terms of IDF recruitment, significant military service and percentage who go on to become officers. “Ohr Torah Stone believes that alongside pedagogical excellence, it is imperative above all to implant …

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Dedicated to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael

Dedicated to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael

At the conclusion of last week’s IDF Officer Training Course, these two soldiers, alumnae of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Claudia Cohen Torah/Army School (Hadas), received their new ranks and and Intelligence Corps officers’ pins. They joined 15 other young women from last year’s Hadas class now serving as officers within the framework of Hadas – an extraordinary program …

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Great Honor to Midreshet Lindenbaum Alumnae

Two Midreshet Lindenbaum alumnae among 120 “Excellent” IDF soldiers recognized by President in Israel’s 70th year As in each year, “Mitztaynei Hanasi” – those IDF soldiers who are recognized with the President’s Award for Excellence in service – received their awards at a special ceremony which took place on Yom Haatzmaut, in the presence of President …

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OTS Mourns Elhai Teharlev, z”l

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The Ohr Torah Stone family is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of Sergeant Elhai Teharlev in this morning’s car-ramming attack in Ofra.  Elhai, 20, served in the Golani infantry brigade, as part of the Tekoa Hesder Yeshiva. He was known for the warm and contagious smile which never left his face. Our hearts go …

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OTS Mourns Alumnus Erez Orbach, z”l

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The Ohr Torah Stone family mourns the tragic loss of  Second lieutenant Erez Orbach, z”l,  a graduate of the OTS Neveh Shmuel Yeshiva High School in Efrat, who was killed in yesterday’s vehicular terror attack in Jerusalem, alongside Lt. Yael Yakutiel, Shir Hajaj and Shira Tzur.  Erez, an Officers Course Cadet, volunteered for military service in the IAF …

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Hadas Soldiers Standing Guard

We are always proud of the women participating in Hadas – the Claudia Cohen Torah/Army School at Midreshet Lindenbaum. But especially now, during the Purim season, as “each generation rises up to destroy us”, we are gratified they are protecting us through their service in elite intelligence units and important positions in the Israel Defense Forces. In this …

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“Torch of Bravery” in memory of Yuval Heiman

“The Torch of Bravery” – “Lapid HaGvura” A day of study and sport, in memory of 2nd Lieutenant Yuval Heiman, z”l, who died defending Israel during Operation Protective Edge. “We must transform our grief into something constructive.” On Thursday, December 18th, students from OTS Derech Avot High School in Efrat were joined by soldiers from the Paratroopers’ …

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